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jbonemalone jbonemalone
2/19/2019 12:29 PM

Any k8 user want to tell how long the little hinge joint lasts on these braces.
I have some ligament damage that I don’t think I’m going to have repaired and I’d like a robust brace for exercise and higher impact activity.
How’s the fitment and articulation?

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MXBen711 MXBen711
2/19/2019 1:25 PM

Hi, I have a lot of experience with these braces. The hinges and ligaments are improved for the 2.0. Ligaments last approx 5 times longer now so I’d expect get a season out of them depending on how often you ride. One thing to consider is the hinge ligament takes away force from the knee, so ligaments can break if it’s a big crash so I’d have some spare in your kit bag just in case. If you want to use them away from MX the patella comes off easily, and I’d suggest trying them on before you buy them.

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50dippin 50dippin
2/19/2019 3:59 PM

My knee was too wide for the XL K8's but they seem to be one of the best braces out right now. I'm just waiting for the k4 2.0 to be released so I can try on a xxl

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